This series is awesome. I remember catching episodes of it when it aired on Versus. This show follows the Founder of the successful Tapout clothing company, Mask, and his two partners, Punkass and Skyskrape. They travel on the Tapout bus to various gyms and training facilities across America searching for up and coming MMA fighters to sponsor their Tapout brand of clothing in the sport of MMA fighting.
If you are a fan of mixed martial arts and UFC, then you will enjoy seeing them hang out with guys like BJ Penn, Matt Hughes, or partying at Chuck Liddell's house. It gives you a great look inside the world of mma fighting. These guys are looking for underdog fighters to get behind and support to make them better. Each episode ends with the fighter they have chosen to sponsor actually getting in the ring or cage and having a fight. The fights are shown in their entirety, which is fun after you have spent 30 minutes getting to know these guys and want them to win their fight.
The most important element of this series and lasting legacy of the founder of Tapout clothing Charles Lewis Jr, aka Mask, was his unconditional support of the fighters he chose to sponsor, win or lose. Mask always cared about the psychological and physical well being of the guys he supported. If they needed something, he made sure they got it. If they were living on the streets, he got them an apartment, if they needed better training, he found them a good gym. If they were ready to go to the next level, he had connections to get them bigger fights.
Mask might have seemed like an odd character who wore grease paint on a daily basis, thus the nickname, Mask, but he was a very special man who grew up in hard times, watched a small t-shirt company he started in 1997 grow from $30,000 profit to well over $225 million annually before a tragic car accident ended his life way too soon in 2009. He was inducted into the UFC hall of fame at UFC 100, which is a testament to the impact he had on the sport of MMA fighting, the fighters, and the fans.